Regency, This Week In History

This Week In History: March 2-8

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March 2, 1798: The Bank of England issues the first one- and two-pound banknotes.


March 3, 1875: The first ever organized indoor game of ice hockey is played in Montreal, Quebec.


March 4, 1675: John Flamsteed is appointed the first Astronomer Royal of England.


March 5, 1872: George Westinghouse patents the air brake.


March 6, 1834: York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.


March 7, 1814: Napoleon wins the Battle of Craonne against General Blucher.


March 8, 1817: The New York Stock Exchange is founded.


 

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